Reviews and Problems with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
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17 March 2012
Summary: My Panasonic Lumix FZ150 review shows that this is an extremely impressive ultra-zoom camera, offering a 24X optical zoom lens. Its image quality is outstanding, and the FZ150's is sharp and accurate. The FZ150 works well for either beginner or intermediate photographers.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 is Panasonic’s premier ultrazoom, an enhanced version of the very capable DMC-FZ47. The principle difference between the two cameras is that the FZ150 uses a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, while the FZ47 uses a 12.1 megapixel version of the more commonly-used CCD sensor.
Pros: Good image quality, Fast continuous shooting, Nice low light performance
Cons: Expensive for an ultrazoom, "Only" 24x zoom, Some ergonomic quirks
Summary: That's the single paragraph report, so let's now go into more detail. The Lumix FZ150 shares a great deal with its predecessor: the all-important 24x zoom lens is unchanged and the body is essentially the same apart from a new zoom lever on the side of the lens barrel.
Pros: Great quality 24x lens. Can zoom while filming., Good quality images and RAW capabilities., 1080/50p/60p video with PASM and mic input., Fully articulated screen and flash hotshoe., Fast continuous shooting options and snappy AF., Mic input doubles as remote / intervalometer socket.
Cons: Buffer at 12fps only lasts for one second of action., Lens range actually the shortest of peer group., No built-in GPS and can't assemble its own panoramas., Mic input is 2.5mm so requires adapter for third party mics.
Summary: The recommended retail price of £449 makes the Lumix FZ150 an expensive purchase, but there are pre-orders on a number of online stores for as low as £369. If the latter price tag holds then, considering its impending October launch date making it the most up to date superzoom on the market, the...
Pros: Fast autofocus, Raw shooting, decent movie mode, Power OIS stabilisation, 12fps burst mode
Cons: Image quality above ISO 800, no auto detection to activate EVF, still only 24x zoom
Summary: For their 2011 super-zoom flagship model, Panasonic have mainly concentrated on perfecting the FZ150's image and video quality. They've directly addressed one of our main criticisms of its predecessor, noisy images at high ISO speeds, by sensibly dropping the megapixel count to 12 from 14, and...
Conclusion: Überarbeitung vollkommen gelungen: Panasonics FZ150 erweist sich im Test nicht nur als beste Megazoom-Bridge-Kamera, sondern als die beste Digitalkamera insgesamt. Die Schwächen der Vorgängerin bei der Bildqualität haben die Ingenieure ausgemerzt.
Pros: Weniger Megapixel bringen bessere Bildqualität, Ausstattung, Überzeugender Bildstabilisator, RAW-Format, Full-HD-Video mit 50p, Schnelle Serienbilder